Journal Entry: August 21, 2008

I just finished reading my little sister’s novel. It, like my older sister’s and Dad’s, was much better than I ever expected. I feel a little bit less special every day….

I forgot to post yesterday, so I need to go back to Tuesday night, when T– was in Tulsa for work. She stayed the night, so I was on my own for an evening. D– was (and still is) out of town on business. Luckily, after spending all day watching my baby, N– invited me over for dinner, so I didn’t have to find a way to take care of myself.

We had meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner, and watermelon for dessert. It was delicious, and N– sent the leftovers home with me for a delicious lunch on Wednesday, too. Afterward I hung out for a little while, but eventually had to rush AB home because she was in need of a diaper change and I’d left her bag at home.

After she went to bed, I watched Old School and worked on my markup of my sister’s novel. B– called, too — a situation I’d arranged beforehand, when I learned he, too, was stuck at home watching a baby, so we couldn’t really get together. Anyway, we talked for half an hour or so, and it was good to catch up. I hope to get over there sometime soon.

Wednesday morning I stayed home to watch AB until T– got back from Tulsa, right around lunch time. As soon as she got in, I had my leftovers, and then headed up to work. Afterward, we met K– and N– (along with N–‘s parents) at Jason’s Deli for dinner. Then T– dropped me off at home while the rest of them went to church.

I spent an hour and a half working on my stricken computer, but I gained almost nothing. Alas. It needs money, and I’m not in a spending mood. I only have nineteen days before it needs to be operational, though, so I had better get in gear.

Anyway, when T– got home I gave up on the computer repair, kissed AB goodnight, and then got back to work on my sister’s novel. It’s a powerful story with engaging characters. I’m impressed.

That took me to bedtime and, as I said, I finished it up over lunch today. I also finished reading The Cat Who Went Bananas, which puts me quite near the end of that series.

Other than that, it’s just things and stuff.